Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | August 8, 2018


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Can you guess what’s under the tarp?

Regular readers of this blog know that we go camping a lot. This is a picture of something at one of our recent campsites.

What in the world could it be?

Tarp Mystery

You may be able to guess the general category but probably not the specific details of interest that are under the tarp.

One friend’s first guess was, “You guys adopted a bashful Great Dane.”

Several people guessed a grill, including a rabid Green Bay Packers fan who guessed, “A grill, smartly painted in the Packer Green & Gold.”

Interesting guesses, but not right. It’s a mystery!

Here are two (possibly unhelpful) hints about this Tarp Mystery:
– In my opinion, but probably not in some people’s opinion, the hidden item is better than a grill.
– A picture with the tarp removed would make an interesting jigsaw puzzle.

Submit guesses about the tarp mystery as comments below. Next week’s blog post Mystery Revealed will include a picture showing the answer.

Mystery in the Bible

Most people enjoy a good mystery, either as a book or movie. Did you know that there are intriguing mysteries in the Bible?

At least 28 Bible verses use the word “mystery.” Click Mystery in the Bible for a list of these verses.

Here are the subjects specifically identified as a mystery in the Bible:
Mystery of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream
Mystery of the kingdom of God
Mystery of God’s sovereignty in salvation
Mystery of God’s wisdom
Mystery of the final resurrection
Mystery of His will
Mystery of Christ
Mystery of Christ and the church
Mystery of the gospel
Mystery of lawlessness
Mystery of faith
Mysteries of the book of Revelation

Of course there are many other mysteries in Scripture not specifically identified as mysteries. One value of a Biblical mystery is that it stimulates people to further study and research. It makes Biblical study more interesting!

Questions to Ponder

1. Which of the Bible Mysteries listed above are you going to investigate further?
2. We’ll never fully understand in this life all the mysteries in the Bible. But are you acting on the clear non-mysterious truth that you know?
3. What is your guess for the Tarp Mystery?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

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Mystery Revealed

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(Jude 1:3; 2 Cor 10:5; Phil 1:16)
Wednesday August 8, 2018 A.D.

Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. (1 Corinthians 15:50-52)


  1. fire wood


  2. I would vote for a grill…but only with a Cowboys Star on it…ha!


  3. Firewood


  4. It’s a live trap for capturing racoons. 🙂


  5. Wood pile


  6. It is a shopping cart full of aluminum cans. It is a mystery until it the tarp is removed. Patiently waiting.


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